Windows 10: A Third-Party Start Menu in Windows 10: Why It Doesn't Make Sense...

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  1. Posts : 1,468
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       04 Mar 2015 #41

    Indeed


    Coke Robot said: View Post
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Coke Robot said: View Post
    Having a third party Start menu is just stilly considering how Windows 10 simply isn't complete. The Spartan browser isn't even in the current builds, the Start Screen doesn't function perfectly, yet let's make a Start menu utility because obviously nothing is going to be improved from Preview to RTM!
    There were basically no Start Screen improvements in W8 (DP through to RTM)
    Some improvements were made in W8.1 though.
    But this isn't Windows 8.
    You suggested that W10's Start Menu will get better because it isn't finished now.

    Some people on this forum have posted that (in their opinion) it is getting worse.
    IMO, the W10 TP b9926 menu is not as good as the previous versions (b9841, b9860, b9879).

    Empirical evidence (based on W8 previews and final release) suggests that in fact it might not get better.
    The W8 Start Screen did not get better until a year after it was released.
    W8.1 brought some improvements.

    If the creators of 3rd party Start Menus think they can make money, by releasing one for W10, why shouldn't they?
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  2.    04 Mar 2015 #42

    We have to keep in mind that the source for the OP information is not a great one to start with and the question is just silly IMO. Yes,, we do need to have third party options for a start menu because we should have options. Is that unreasonable to have options?? In my mind it's not.. far from it. Again, the OP article is just stirring the pot for no reason.
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  3.    04 Mar 2015 #43

    Hi there

    Like all things - there's no harm if someone thinks there's a market out there then let them try and supply it.

    For myself I won't b bothering with it. I hope though the menu at least goes back to the previous BUILD (9879). You can with Brink's tutorial change the default on build 9926 to the previous one.

    If you don't like the tiles (Hybrid) you can simply UNPIN them.

    I quite like this plain nice clean looking menu.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    04 Mar 2015 #44

    I understand what you mean, it's just nice that there are options out there to chose from even if I don't choose to make use of them,, variety is the spice of life.
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  5.    04 Mar 2015 #45

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    I don't understand why you directed this to me? Your post was precise and your opinion was stated clearly. If you are bored with Window 7 then fine, use 10's interface.

    I personally find Windows 7 interface, easier and more informative to use. I like being able to right click a program and see it's properties which is not available in 10. I personally find Windows 10, less informative and a downgrade from previous versions. For being able to use Modern apps in conjunction with Legacy programs, I believe Windows 8/8.1 with Start8's (window 7 menu) is a better balanced approach for me.
    well trust,

    when i reread it all, i do not know why i said that myself. Hahaha

    Jeff
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  6.    04 Mar 2015 #46

    jeffrys said: View Post
    well trust,

    when i reread it all, i do not know why i said that myself. Hahaha

    Jeff
    Hi there

    Properties are EASY to find also with the W10 start menu -- simply right mouse click -- open file location and then properties.

    From the file location you can also send the application to the desktop if you want just like W7.

    Can't really understand the difficulty here.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       04 Mar 2015 #47

    A problem is MS not showing everything in start menu search and (in this build anyway) no way to turn it on. In earlier builds and Windows 8 you could enable viewing of applications in administrative tools. In current build you can't.

    You search for "Powershell ISE" and it isn't found for example. Hopefully this is a bug - if not a start menu that shows all applications (not excluding some for unknown reasons) would be welcome.
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  8.    04 Mar 2015 #48

    adamf said: View Post
    A problem is MS not showing everything in start menu search and (in this build anyway) no way to turn it on. In earlier builds and Windows 8 you could enable viewing of applications in administrative tools. In current build you can't.

    You search for "Powershell ISE" and it isn't found for example. Hopefully this is a bug - if not a start menu that shows all applications (not excluding some for unknown reasons) would be welcome.
    Honestly, I don't like the search feature. In most cases using Google results in a better result than the MS search... IMO. YMMV.
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       04 Mar 2015 #49

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Honestly, I don't like the search feature. In most cases using Google results in a better result than the MS search... IMO. YMMV.
    I didn't mean internet search - I meant programs on your PC are not shown. If I want to open Powershell ISE this is the result after pressing the key - it doesn't exist.

    Attachment 13677

    To open it you have to go to control panel, administrative tools etc. Sure there are workarounds but some things are hidden by default on start menu and if this is deliberate and continues I'd want an alternative.

    Attachment 13675
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  10.    04 Mar 2015 #50

    adamf said: View Post
    I didn't mean internet search - I meant programs on your PC are not shown. If I want to open Powershell ISE. This is the result after pressing the key - it doesn't exist.

    Attachment 13677

    To open it you have to go to control panel, administrative tools etc. Sure there are workarounds but some things are hidden by default.

    Attachment 13675
    Now I see what you mean.. thanks for pointing that out.
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